Embassy, Washington D.C.
Tel: +1-202-298 5800
Customer service for passports and residence permits:
Mon-Fri 9.00 am-12.00 pm
by appointment only
Please note: As of October 1, 2011, the Finnish Embassy no longer issues visas. Visa applicants residing in Washington DC, Virginia or Maryland should contact the Embassy of Sweden, which represents Finland in visa matters.
Consulate General, New York
Tel. +1-212-750 4400
Customer service by appoinment only: Mon-Fri 9.00 am-12.00 noon and Mon-Thu 1.30 pm-4.30 pm
Telephone inquiries: Mon-Fri 9.00 am-12.00 noon
Consulate General, Los Angeles
Tel: +1-310-203 9903
Customer service (passports & visas):
Mon-Fri 9.00am - 12.00pm
by appointment only
Telephone inquiries for passports and consular matters:
Mon-Fri 12.30 pm-1.30 pm
Finland introduced biometric passports on August 21, 2006. Passports issued before that date will remain valid until their expiration date. Citizens do not need to exchange their valid passports for new biometric ones.
As of August 21, 2006, when applying for a passport in the United States, each applicant including children must apply in person at the Embassy of Finland in Washington, D.C. or at the Consulates General of Finland in New York or Los Angeles. Processing of passport applications has ceased at Honorary Consulates. You can also apply for the new passport at a local police office while visiting Finland.
In consequence of the passport reform, among other things, the longest validity period for biometric passports is five years. Children can no longer be included on the passport of a parent.
NEW Finnish citizens - please read the following announcement from the Finnish Immigration Service: "It is not worth applying for a passport right after getting Finnish citizenship" - check your personal information first.
Passport application and attachments
Before applying for a passport at the embassy or consulate, check your personal information at the Finnish Population Information System. Verify your personal data at the local register office of the municipality of your most recent residence.
It is of utmost importance that the applicant's personal data (name, place of birth, citizenship) in the Population Information System are up-to-date since the application form for the new biometric passport is printed directly from the register. In addition, name changes in marriage(s) and divorce(s) have to be correctly registered at the Population Information System before applying for a passport.
The following documents are required as originals or notarized copies:
The theft of the loss of a valid passport must be reported to the police. The police report must be presented when applying for a new passport. Identification with a photograph is also required.
When submitting the application the payment must be made in the form of cash, money order or certified check. The payment must be made out to the Consulate General of Finland, New York, Consulate General of Finland, Los Angeles or Embassy of Finland, Washington DC, depending on the location where the application has been delivered. The fee cannot be paid with credit cards or personal checks.
The fees are subject to change according to the internal exchange rate. Please, check the current fees.
Passport processing takes 2-3 weeks. Expedited passports can be obtained faster. The new passport can be collected in the place where you have left the application. For an additional fee it can also be posted as registered mail OR mailed to applicants by express mail (FedEx/overnight mail). Check the current mailing fees. A person authorized by the applicant may also collect the passport. If the passport will not be granted the fee will not be paid back.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs Legal Department Passport and Visa Unit